Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)A review by Shlomoh Sherman
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
One reviewer said that this is the best Marvel comic movie ever made and I heartily agree.
To tell the truth, I didn't know what to expect when Suzanne and I went to see the movie but since the theater was crowded, I figured it might be pretty good. Pretty good doesn't quite get it. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is fantastic! It's the first movie that Suzanne has seen where the audience applauds at the end.
The Disney people have created a fast moving 2 hour entertainment spectacle and when the movie ends, you just can't wait for the sequel. Oh yeah! Expect a sequel, maybe more than one. Starlord and his crew of heroes are too good to disappear into the celluloid graveyard.
The plot moves along, keeping you on the edge of your seat and no matter how badly you might have to go to the bathroom during it, I guarantee that you won't move!
The special effects and CGI are fantastic. The 1970s and 1980s musical soundtrack is spot on as you can hear from the Jackson 5's, WANT YOU BACK, playing behind this review. The acting and directing are top notch.
Special kudos to:
Vin Diesel as Groot, the walking tree. Diesel has come a long way from the Riddick trilogy. SPOLIER ALERT - Diesel's character becomes the pivotal one in the exciting denoument of the film.
I advise you to stay in your seat for the mesmerizing end-credits scene. It's a great capper for an already fabulous movie.
Safe for children as the Disney Company keeps the language and the love-making within family values bounds.
See it. You'll like it. No, you'll love it.
Look for the merchandise this Christmas, especially the dancing baby Groot featured above.
Did You Know?:
Zoe Saldana nearly broke Chris Pratt's ribs while filming a fight sequence. During training, Pratt and Saldana would wear protective gear so that they could actually hit each other. However, when the day came to film the actual scene, Pratt forgot to wear his protective gear and did not tell Saldana because he thought she would hold back if she knew. Saldana (under the impression that he was wearing the gear like he usually did) kicked him square in the ribs, which made Pratt fall to the ground. According to him, he had a bruise for the remainder of filming.
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